Quicktime 10, QTVR and LiveCode

stgoldberg at aol.com stgoldberg at aol.com
Fri Mar 27 07:55:51 EDT 2015

Scott Rossi wrote (3/26/15):
 >Stephen, have you verified that VR playback works with QuickTime Player 10 on Windows?  My guess is that the Windows system
>you're looking at has QuickTime Player 7 installed (which is also capable of
>playing VR movies on OS X, but is out of date).  It seems unlikely that Player
>10 would work on Windows and not OS X, but maybe Apple did something different
>Scott Rossi
>Creative Director
>Tactile Media UX/UI

Scott, you are right that Quicktime Player 10.1 on a Mac (system 10.7.5) will not open a QTVR
However, if a LC stack or standalone is created on the same computer using LC 5.5.3, the QTVR will play.
I don't have Quicktime Player 10 on my Windows Vista computer; I can't seem to find a download for it
from Apple, which is still directing the user to Quicktime 7. Quicktime 7 on Windows will play QTVR, but if I use LC 7
to create the standalone on Windows, the standalone, while playing on Windows, will not show the QTVR on my Mac with any
of the LC 6-7 series.

The demise of QTVR is sad, because  QTVR is not only useful for displaying panoramas, but
also has the potential for hot spots for navigation, as in games.  I hope the LC team will be able to resolve the Quicktime issues. 
Until then, the bottom line, at least for me, is to use Mac LC 5.5.3, which does not run into the QTVR issues, or the inability to create a
referenced path in its Quicktime movie player.
Stephen Goldberg, President
Medmaster Inc

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